Special Events

Unique and unusual special event venues to hire in London

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KidZania London

KidZania London

Max Capacity 1000

Rediscover the child within with our huge variety of real-life role play adventures.

KidZania is not all about the kids… adults can be a part of this experience too. Whether it’s an intimate team building day, a corporate family fun evening or a seated dinner, KidZania’s city is the perfect destination for your next corporate event.

SEA LIFE London Aquarium

SEA LIFE London Aquarium

Max Capacity 500

With over 500 species, 14 themed zones and more than 2 million litres of water, SEA LIFE London Aquarium is home to one of Europe’s largest collections of global marine life.

Let us take you on a fascinating journey from the coastline to the depths of the ocean. Discover a magical underwater world filled with a dazzling array of amazing creatures.

Victoria and Albert Museum

Victoria and Albert Museum

Max Capacity 400

The Victoria and Albert Museum is based in South Kensington. The Victorian building has many extraordinary rooms and spaces which offer exceptional possibilities for entertaining for evening events in a prestigious central London location.

Madame Tussauds London

Madame Tussauds London

Max Capacity 300

Madame Tussauds London is an award winning themed venue which has been hosting parties for over fifty years. A large venue in central London, Madame Tussauds can host events for up to 1,000 guests, and is extremely popular for high profile celebrity launches.

Eltham Palace

Eltham Palace

Max Capacity 300

Eltham Palace is a stunning art deco showpiece which incorporates the medieval palace that was once Henry VIII’s boyhood home. Set within tranquil, moated gardens and located near Greenwich, this is one of London’s most unique and exceptional venues for meetings, receptions, summer parties, team building activities or weddings.

Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum

Max Capacity 500

Flexible and inspiring, a historic London venue, the Natural History Museum naturally creates a stunning setting in which to showcase your event. Our iconic Hintze Hall and inspiring Earth Hall have been joined by the Darwin Centre, therefore we now have many spectacular venues for corporate and private events.

London Transport Museum

London Transport Museum

Max Capacity 121

Whether you are organising a lavish black tie dinner, an exciting awards ceremony or a team away day, the London Transport Museum provides an extraordinary backdrop for your event, in this truly ‘London’ venue.

Roundhouse

Roundhouse

Max Capacity 1200

A legendary venue and a Grade II listed building, the Roundhouse reopened in June 2006 following a 30million restoration. This world class venue for Arts and Music performances is available for exclusive hire 12 weeks of the year. The flexible spaces can host receptions from 100 up to 1800, dinners for over 1000 and meetings from 15 to 1200.

National Maritime Museum

National Maritime Museum

Max Capacity 130

Located in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage site
, the National Maritime Museum is the world’s largest maritime museum filled with inspirational stories of exploration, trade and adventure at sea. Spanned by a spectacular glass roof, Neptune Court is a meeting of classical grandeur & modern architecture, an ideal backdrop for large events.

Riverside Rooms at County Hall

Riverside Rooms at County Hall

Max Capacity 400

Riverside Rooms are situated in the heart of London at County Hall on London’s Southbank. Riverside Rooms provide an elegant setting for any event or party. The rooms boast brilliant natural daylight, classic oak paneling, original parquet flooring as well as stunning views of the Palace of Westminster and the London Eye.

Old Billingsgate

Old Billingsgate

Max Capacity 2500

Rising from the banks of the River Thames, in the heart of the City, stands a striking historic building which is part of London's heritage. Old Billingsgate now accommodates three versatile event spaces to feed your imagination, and has hosted some of London's most prestigious events, from sparkling film premieres to dazzling award ceremonies.

Troxy

Troxy

Max Capacity 2111

Troxy is a versatile events space, which is flexible in both approach and size. Originally opened in the 1930s as a grand cinema, many of the original art deco features remain in this Grade II listed venue. Refurbished within the last few years, this unique space now combines extensive front of house facilities with original character.

Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre

Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre

Max Capacity 3000

Farnborough international Exhibition & Conference Centre's new Hall 1, 20,000 sqm facility will be a multi-purpose event space with a 12,500 sqm hall which can be subdivided by partition walls as well as plenty of flexible meeting space.

Sited alongside our Hall 5 provides 3150 sq m of clear span event space ideal for various events.

Eventim Apollo - Hammersmith

Eventim Apollo - Hammersmith

Max Capacity 3341

Located in Hammersmith, West London, the Eventim Apollo is one of the UK’s largest and best preserved Art Deco theatres. We have revealed a new high-tech flooring system which is now available to book for a diverse range of events, from awards ceremonies and weddings, to cutting-edge product launches and fashion shows.

London Dungeon

London Dungeon

Max Capacity 150

The London Dungeon attraction is one of the best loved, themed venues in London. Telling the story of some of London's most infamous moments in history.

This is the ultimate alternative fun venue, a unique combination of real history, horror and humour perfect for dinners, parties and networking events between 50 and 150 guests.

Trinity House

Trinity House

Max Capacity 120

Trinity House, the headquarters of the General Lighthouse Authority, has been located in Trinity Square on Tower Hill since 1796. An historic venue, just 50 metres from Tower Hill tube station, it offers a suite of five elegant rooms suitable for civil weddings, lunches, dinner parties, drinks receptions, board meetings and training courses.

Hedsor House

Hedsor House

Max Capacity 180

Hedsor House is a magnificent Georgian country house set in 100 acres of glorious parkland that offers a variety of rooms for meetings and events and grounds for outdoor events and activity days. A private and versatile venue just 20 minutes from Heathrow that can cater for smaller meetings of 20 to dinners for 140. Free parking and free wifi

Cutty Sark

Cutty Sark

Max Capacity 270

Cutty Sark is one of the world’s most famous ships and is the last surviving tea clipper, the fastest and greatest of her time. She stands as a glorious monument to the age of sail and to all those who lost their lives in the merchant service. Situated on the shore of the mighty Thames River the ship provides commanding views over Canary Wharf.

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Our friends at Payne & Gunter

At Lime Venue Portfolio we’re privileged to work closely with the teams at our sister company, Payne & Gunter.

This is a business that understands ‘special’ as much as they understand events and food. They create the very best menus, produce food of the highest quality and deliver it with flair and surprise.

It means that through our venues we have a partner that can ignite the creation of experience through food. From delivering the best possible catering to the cream of the music industry at the Brits, to an elegant event to reward a board, a chairman, or event to place special emphasis on an individual for personal or business reasons.

We love working with Payne & Gunter because they make it their business to know our unusual and unique venues back to front. They know how menu’s can work in tandem with the themes and backdrops the venues provide, to add special details, moments of intrigue and interest, and elements of playfulness that underline the importance of the special occasion.

How to Make ‘Special’ Special

At Lime Venue Portfolio and Payne & Gunter we talk about the creation of experiences, and not just the organisation of events. Great events don’t just present content, feed people, or say thank you. They create memories, they make simple messages resonate, they reward through experience, they bring people together intimately or en mass.

When organising events remember the power that you have to create the truly exceptional, and the effect it will have on everyone who came along. Create an experience through every aspect of the organisation; from an invitation that creates anticipation, a venue that fulfils the anticipation with theatre and emotion, entertainment that surprises and delights, to food that creates a talking point and a visual fixture of the evening.

Think about the mind-set you want people to be in as they arrive, how you want them to feel at every stage of the evening. Think about the emotional journey you want them to go through; as a producer once said ‘Make them laugh, make them cry, make them think and send them home happy”!

The Meetings Show’s 2014 Hosted Buyer Welcome Reception was hosted at the Science Museum and the catering provided Payne and Gunter truly set the event apart. With a “steampunk” theme inspired by the amazing machinery on display at the museum, the theme was pulled through the bespoke menu which celebrated historic British flavours but went further to consider the display and food stations and the waiting staff uniforms as well. The result was quite simple a memorable special event and a stunning opening to The Meetings Show

Working with Lime Venue Portfolio

As a brand that is firmly in the world of events, we want to encourage our customers to have the very best experiences and their guests to be continuously delighted. We believe that working with unusual and unique venues is the first step in this process and that by choosing unique venues and working with brilliant companies like Payne & Gunter you are already very close to creating something exceptional.

So call us or call them; but firstly think about the power of what you’re doing and the memories you are looking to create, we’d love to be a part of it all.

 

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